TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underscored that the Iranian Armed Forces are capable of targeting and destroying any threat anytime and anywhere with high precision.
“Today we can support our Armed Forces in all arenas,” Hatami said in Tehran on Friday, addressing a large and fervent congregation of people who participated in Friday prayers ceremony on Tehran University campus.
“Today, our Armed Forces are ready to destroy any point on land and sea with its long range and high precision missiles built by the country’s defense industries,” he added.
His remarks came after a statement issued by the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces on the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week, commemorating Iranians’ sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s, said the high deterrent power of the Iranian military forces has defused enemy threats to the country.
“There is no doubt that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces, including the Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the Law Enforcement Police, the Defense Ministry and Basji (volunteer) forces will counter any threat and danger vigilantly and decisively and eradicate any possibility for the adoption of aggressive moves and war by the enemy, relying on the valuable experiences they have gathered since the start of the imposed war and due to their correct knowledge and assessment of the level and type of threats and also their full-scale defensive preparedness,” the statement said on Monday.
It also said that the recent victories gained by the Palestinian resistance movements against the Zionist regime are also the strategic results of the Iranian nation’s 8-year sacred defense on the regional and international scene.
The statement came as the Iranian Armed Forces staged annual military parades in Tehran and other cities on Monday on the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week.
The ceremony took place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.
During the parades, the Iranian armed forces displayed different weapons and military tools and equipment, including Shalamche Hag missiles, Sky guard fire control system, Khatam fire control system, FM80 missile systems, Rapier missile systems, Troop-Scatter Communication system, various types of should-launched missile systems, S-200 missile systems, Talash 3 missile system, Hazem drones, Keyhan space radar system, and LPD 20 radar system, long-range solid-fuel Sejjil missiles with 2,000km range, Qadr F missiles with the range of 2,000km, Qadr H missiles with a range of 1,350km, Zelzal missile systems, Hormuz twin-missiles, Tour M1 air defense missile system, Ra’d (Thunder) missile system, Tabas missile systems, and Khordad 3rd missile systems.
Also different kinds of fighters, choppers, drones, ground-to-ground missiles, air-to-ground missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, tactical and armed vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electronic and telecommunication equipment, light and mid-light weapons, different kinds of artillery and mortar-launchers, air defense systems and engineering and logistic equipment went on display.
Various units of the Islamic Republic Army, IRGC, Basij forces and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police took part in the military parades South of the capital to commemorate the start of the Week of Sacred Defense.
Senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, as well as a host of top military commanders and foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran’s wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.
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